You can now use Facebook Messenger Rooms on WhatsApp Web; here is how
Launched a few months back, Facebook Messenger rooms can incorporate 50 people in a single video conference. It was initially made available only on Messenger but has finally arrived on company's instant messaging application WhatsApp.
Launched a few months back, Facebook Messenger rooms can incorporate 50 people in a single video conference. It was initially made available only on Messenger but has finally arrived on company's instant messaging application WhatsApp. The Messenger Rooms support is now accessible via WhatsApp on the desktop version of the app.
The feature is currently available only on the web and desktop version of the app and may soon arrive in the phones as well. However, Facebook has not made any official announcement of the shortcut's release on the smartphones yet.
The company had earlier said that it was testing Messenger Rooms compatibility with WhatsApp. According to WABetaInfo, a website that tracks the latest WhatsApp features introduced in the beta version of the app, the feature has finally landed on the platform for testing.
How to create Messenger Rooms via WhatsApp
To create a room using WhatsApp's shortcut, you first have to update your WhatsApp Web version to its latest one: 2.2031.4.
Then, there are two ways to create a room:
- You can click on the three dots on the left corner of the screen and then click on Create a Room. This will open a new window with an option to directly go to the feature. Click on “Continue with Messenger" option to create a room.
- For the second method, Facebook has integrated the shortcut to Messenger Rooms in individual or group chats as well. For creating a room via a chat, just click on the attachment clip on the top right corner and select the last option of Rooms. After that, follow the same steps aforementioned to start a video conference.
The users must know that the new feature only provides support for Messengers Room on WhatsApp and does not create new rooms altogether. With Messenger Rooms, the company aims to give competition to video conference platforms like Zoom, Google Meet etc.
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